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Hot 25: First Honorees
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Published: November 01, 2009

Rudy Castruita

Rudy Castruita has been an influential educator since the 1990s. He served as the superintendent at the Santa Ana Unified School District until 1994, and later became county superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District, where he worked for 12 years.
   
Castruita appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Education, Margaret Spelling, to serve on the President’s Advisory for Departments of military based schools for overseas. 
     
Although Castruita “retired” two years ago, he serves as chair of Education Administration at the University of Southern California. He has lectured in places such as China and Australia, as well as Cornell, Columbia and Harvard universities.
   
Castruita lives in San Diego. “I plan on improving my game of golf and spending time with my family,” he says.

– Kaysie Ellingson


OC METRO's 2009 Hot 25 honorees:

Toby Bost  |  Mike Gillespie  |  Anil Puri  |  Sean Collins
Kevin Boylan & T.K. Pillan  |  Dr. Jason Knight  |  Hugh Hewitt
Luke Allen  |  Tina Aldatz  |  Sukhee Kang  |  Glenn Gray
Amelia & Florent Marneau  |  Tim McFerran  |  Tallia Hart
 Bill Sanderson Henrik Fisker  |  Janet Hamada  |  Wayne Gross
Julie Miller-Phipps  |  Michael Ruane  |  Carl St.Clair
  Pretend City Phil Willms Sheryl Bourgeois  |  Steve Nichols

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Web extra:
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of OC METRO's Hot 25 awards, here are our original Hot 25 honorees, who were featured in 1990.

Doug Rankin  |  Erich Vollmer  |  Dennis Aigner  |  Greg Patton
Janice Mittermeier  |  Carol Stogsdill  |  Carl St.Clair
Anton Segerstrom  |  Christopher Cox  |  Christine (Reed) Iger
Dr. Robert Bade  |  Thomas Mays  |  Mike Goode
Richard Gadbois  |  Rudy Castruita  |  Debbie Miede
Ernest C. Brown  |  Mossimo Giannulli  |  Daniel L. Rasmussen
Cynthia Ellner  |  Kathryn Braun Lewis  |  David Wilhelm

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